Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 66
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wendee Just what my attic needed
This compact ladder is easy to install. It's slick how it telescopes to the ground and then pushes back up into the attic space. I installed it in my garage after I put plywood in the rafters. Be careful that it only holds 255 pounds, enough for me, but heavier people should get something more heavy duty if they are going to carry objects up the ladder. It is light weight. I didn't put a cover or door on the ladder, and it easily comes down with the supplied pole. Going to get another to put in my hall way for attic access there. Takes up much less space than the wood ladders, and is very convenient. This is a real buy for $89.
January 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rj805 Easier than you might think!
The packaging was a bit flimsy and torn so I was hesitant about purchasing the only one in stock! I went to another H.D. in the next town and found the same situation! I purchased one anyway. After reading the instructions, the installation was fairly quick and easy. I think the trick is to have a second ladder handy to stand on while anchoring the attic ladder top brackets to the edge of the attic opening. After that you can use the attic ladder to stand on to complete the job. The ladder segments were quite stiff and hard to slide up and down but a little silicon lube worked wonders.
July 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vthunter Great product! Super easy to install.
Installed in existing opening where I had always used a ladder. Mounted it to the left side to get bulky items up and down easier. Went in in about an hour. Should have got one years ago.
March 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Easy installation
I installed this in about 2 hours. Did not install a door as the one there was sufficient. A swing down door would have been very complicated in this instance. Only want would be a higher weight rating.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jeffellenb perfect for small places
I've installed several attic stairs before, but never this smaller compact ladder type. Installation was easy and for the most part I'm satisfied with the ladder. I would mention that getting the ladder up and down isnt as smooth as I had hoped. Only one side of the ladder has a spring arm guide , so the ladder always goes up and down crooked. The ladder is not as strong as I had hoped for, the 250 limit is definitely the max limit. Remember this when you are thinking about carrying heavy stuff up the ladder, your weight plus the item might be over the limit and bend the aluminum. The ladder doesn't come with a door because it can fit different size openings. Gotta make sure you attic height is tall enough for the ladder because storing it the ladder goes straight up. For an occasional trip to the attic, this does a good job. Now I don't have to go get my step ladder.
May 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CTHomeowner Great Value
Easy to install, easy to use. Instructions lacked some specifics regarding the orientation of the install, but it was not difficult to figure out. If you are going to be using the attic regularly and can fit a wider ladder, I would recommend it, but for sparing use or tight areas, it definitely does the job.
May 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Waterman95623 A good ladder for limited access applications
We had a very non-typical installation. Originally had a roof with a very slight slope and no attice. We built a new roof above the old using trusses. To keep the ladder in the hallway we had to use a very small opening. Because there is no flat surface to mount the ladder to, it is a little sticky and tricky to put the ladder away.
The ladder is narrow and 250 lb. max capacity is accurate. I way 220 lbs and the ladder seems a little wobbly. My wife and my 12 year old seem fine on the ladder.
Bottom lineis the ladder is functional and works in a location that most attic access ladders would not fit.
January 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Justina Too narrow
This product was not what I thought it was at all. The ladder is so narrow you cans barely put 2 feet on it. It also came with a lot of dents. I returned it and got my money back.
July 7, 2015